"Hamilton" musical opens in UK with praise
The first UK performance of Broadway hit Hamilton has left audience members singing the hip-hop musical's praises.
The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye said it had been "the best first preview of a musical [he'd] seen since Miss Saigon".
In the Telegraph, meanwhile, Veronica Lee said the show at the Victoria Palace theatre "went without a hitch". However, the shows opening was delayed by a fortnight due to the complete restoration of the theatre.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of hit hip-hop musical Hamilton, had previously spoken about the "frustrating" delay in bringing the show to London. Which meant that thousands of ticket-holders had to re-arrange their performance dates.
Miranda said: "It's frustrating. I share the frustration of everyone who had to get re-seated." The first preview started on 6 December but had originally been due to start on the 21st November. The official opening night took place exactly a month later on the 21st December.